Union Bay The Big Stink

Union Bay Estates application package – seasonal discharge of up to 1,875 meter cubes per day of treated municipal sewage to Hart Creek during the months of October through May


Sent: November 26, 2019 10:09 AM
To: Bings, Dan P ENV:EX <Dan.Bings@gov.bc.ca>
Subject: FW: Union Bay Estates application package – seasonal discharge of up to 1,875 meter cubes per day of treated municipal sewage to Hart Creek during the months of October through May

Good morning Mr. Bings

The following links do not work Melanie.Mamoser@gov.bc.ca; https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/projects-initiatives/past-current-projects/union-bay-estates. Could you advise.

Thanks in Advance,

Paul allard Union Bay Resident and Landowner

Dear Ms. Mamoser,

I am a Landowner in Union Bay and was surprised when I received a copy of an email that Union Bay Estates, AKA Kensington Union Bay Properties final application package that will have a seasonal discharge of 1,875 cubic meters per day for eight months of the year.

The https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/projects-initiatives/past-current-projects/union-bay-estates. link does not work.

My questions are ,Who is the contact for CVRD? Where can I find more information about the final application package?

From: Bings, Dan P ENV:EX <Dan.Bings@gov.bc.ca>
Date: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Subject: 2019-11-25 Kensington Union Bay Properties Sewage Discharge
To: >

Dear XXXXXX

Thank you for your email of November 4, 2019, addressed to the Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, regarding sewage in Union Bay. Minister Heyman has asked that I respond on his behalf.

The Ministry has received a final application package from Kensington Union Bay Properties GP Limited for registration under the Municipal Wastewater Regulation for a seasonal discharge of up to 1,875 meter cubes per day of treated municipal sewage to Hart Creek during the months of October through May with storage and reclaimed water use during the rest of the year.

The proposed discharge would serve a commercial and residential development in Union Bay subject of a Master Development Agreement with the Comox Valley Regional District. More information on the project from the regional district can be found at: https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/projects-initiatives/past-current-projects/union-bay-estates.

The Ministry’s next steps are a comprehensive review of the application for compliance with the Municipal Wastewater Regulation including review of the Environmental Impact Study, and First Nation consultation.  Questions regarding the review of this application may be directed to Melanie Mamoser at Melanie.Mamoser@gov.bc.ca.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.

Regards, Dan Bings

Operations Manager, Compliance Section, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Environmental Protection Division, Ste. 400 – 640 Borland St, Williams Lake BC V2G 4T1

Telephone: (250) 398-4545, Facsimile: (250) 398-4214

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